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Mark Brindle Photography

Sustainable Organisations of the Sutherland Shire 'SO Shire' is a community driven network of individuals, businesses and organisations all working together for a sustainable Shire.

To fuse together the local economy with the protection of the ocean and environment.

Our mission aims to protect and enhance the natural environment by educating the public, mobilising volunteers, advising and promoting environmentally sustainable businesses within the Sutherland Shire.
The Shire is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful rivers, bays, wetlands, beaches and The Royal National Park.
All of which need protecting from plastic pollution.

Building a sustainable community that doesn't cost the Earth

Miranda - Sarah-Jo Lobwein Social Tile.j

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. If Sarah-Jo is successful, Sustainable Organisations of the Sutherland Shire will use its grant to fund school programs and a local business and consumer expo. Click on the picture above to vote now!

SO SHIRE was nominated in tthis years NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020 - SOUTHERN SYDNEY thanks to The Centre for Volunteering

(more information on this ceremony see

If you would like to join us in cleaning up our beaches, and assist in any way including collecting data for local source reduction solutions please Follow SO SHIRE and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire on the socials, DM us or join our Facebook group called SUTHERLAND SHIRE TANGAROA BLUE VOLUNTEERS


Sutherland Shire Council

Mayor Cr Carmelo Pesce highlighted that in the Sutherland Shire Council area we are above the average in local volunteering activity with 34,000 residents participating in some sort of volunteer activity - that's 19.2%